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  • Blog, Food, Maylo

    A Golden Moment

    The word Yoga means to “Yoke”.  To bring together.  To bring into balance…mind, body, breath.  Mind, body, heart.  Mind, body, spirit.

    The physical poses, along with controlled breathing and practicing stillness has a way of making anyone feel good…whether they can touch their toes or not.  It is altogether lovely.

    The sister science to Yoga is a practice, or ‘lifestyle,’ called Ayurveda.  Ayurveda is one of the worlds oldest holistic systems. It teaches that wellness and good health are based on a delicate balance between, what else?…..mind, body, and spirit.  Using herbs, foods, and habits that support your own bodies constitution, Ayurveda is a lovely addition to any health regiment.

    So, with that very little introduction to an ancient and vast system, I offer you one of my favorite Ayurvedic recipes that helps support my lungs and warm up my body on a cold winter evening.

    This comforting, incredibly nurturing mug of spicy liquid is the kind of thing that I would refer to as “teddy bear food”…..laugh if you must….it is just that warm and yummy.

    Golden Milk Lung Tonic

    Bring milk to a gentle simmer (be careful not to burn
    Course Drinks
    Cuisine Ayurvedic
    Servings 1
    Author Maylo A


    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 small pinch of star anise
    • ¾ tsp cardamom
    • a pinch or to taste of good cinnamon
    • ¾ tsp black pepper
    • ¾ tsp ground ginger
    • 2 tsp honey


    1. Bring milk to a gentle simmer (be careful not to burn) and add all ingredients except honey. 

    2. Stir continually and simmer for about five minutes or until the fragrance is released and the milk appears shiny and rich.
    3. Remove from heat and add honey to sweeten to taste. (I usually start with 2 teaspoons)
    4. ENJOY!
  • Blog, Food, Mindfulness, Supplements, Wellness

    The Perfect Green Smoothie + A Protein Packed Twist

    If you’ve ever blended a quick smoothie on-the-go, or Googled the perfect green smoothie, odds are you’ve heard of the gals over at Simple Green Smoothies. But, if this is a new journey for you, or you’re looking for our Protein Packed Twist, you’ve come to the right place! So here it is… Simple Green Smoothie’s Beginners Luck smoothie, plus our Protein bonus including Whey of Life Protein Powder. Because of its flavorless quality, you can add this powder to any drink, smoothie or food for an added protein punch.

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    Beginners Luck Green Smoothie + Our Protein Boost

    The Beginner's Luck Green Smoothie is a great beginner friendly green smoothie. It's full of iron, potassium and vitamins galore— AND tastes like a tropical treat from all the island fruit. 

    Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
    Cuisine Smoothie
    Prep Time 2 minutes
    Cook Time 3 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 1
    Calories 277 kcal


    • 1 cup fresh spinach
    • 1 cup water
    • .5 cup pineapple*
    • .5 cup mango*
    • 1 banana peeled
    • 1/4 cup Vanilla (or flavorless) Protein Powder


    1. Place spinach and water in blender. Puree until smooth.

    2. Add fruit and blend again.

    Recipe Notes

    *Use at least one frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold or serve over ice.

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